Piolets d’Or and Polartec

  The nominees for the 2013 Piolets d’Or (Golden Ice Axe) have been announced and Polartec® is hugely honored to have sponsored and outfitted 2 of the 6 expeditions nominated for this prestigious award.  Since its inception in 1991, this has continually been the most distinguished award in the mountaineering world. Polartec® Challenge Winners Kyle […]

The Evolution of Fleece

Ever wonder how the modern synthetic fleece came about? The New York Times magazine recently published an article, “The Evolution of Fleece, From Scratchy to Snuggie”, which takes a historical look at the product category Polartec invented. Polartec fleece products are now more lightweight, warm, functional, versatile and durable than ever. And we keep working […]

UTMB Photo and Video Retrospective

Last week, Polartec was once again a proud sponsor of the The North Face® Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France. Widely considered to be one of the most difficult trail running races in the world, the event is actually a week-long series of four different races, together traveling through three countries and seven valleys, […]

Kishtwar Wins Gear of the Year- TWICE

The North Face Kishtwar Jacket, crafted of ground-breaking Polartec Power Shield Pro, which delivers the best combination of weather protection and breathability ever offered in a single fabric, was awarded the 2011 “Gear of the Year” by Outside magazine and National Geographic Adventure. Here’s what the editors said- “The Kishtwar just might be the ultimate […]

Polartec Tapped By Vanity Fair

There are magazines, and then there is Vanity Fair. The world’s greatest photographers, feature stories so perfectly crafted that many feel they deserve a coveted spot on bookshelves for decades, preserved and respected. A who’s who of celebrities, public figures, the infamous and famous alike. Vanity Fair is a magazine you read, not skim. Thirty […]